Skipper chosen to lead youngsters on vessel's sailings

A CHARITY has unveiled its newest staff skipper for their training vessels.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:34 am

Ocean Youth Trust, based in Gosport, has appointed Peta Koczy who will take over as skipper for Prolific in November when Andy Viney leaves after five years with the charity.

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The 23-year-old has been working in sail training for six years, initially as a cadet before working her way up to second mate and then first mate with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.

Peta said: ‘I am very excited to be taking over as Prolific’s next staff skipper. I’ll be very proud to skipper such a beautiful vessel – she is a fantastic boat for working with young people, and I truly believe that sail training is a brilliant way of helping disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals as well as offering an amazing experience to young people from all backgrounds.’